Eclipse Java debug mode: how to get actual type of value?

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The variable view of Eclipse Java Debug mode allows to inspect the values of variables. If the type of a variable has several sub-types, how to find out the actual type of the value?

Eclipse Standard/SDK

Version: Luna Service Release 1 (4.4.1)
Build id: 20140925-1800

Answer

Use expressions view. If for example your variable name is x add x.getClass() to expressions view and see the type.



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